Istanbul! What a city! I had the best time during my short stay there. I loved the stunning mosques with huge domes and high minarets, I loved the narrow back streets full of tiny shops selling everything imaginable, I loved the ferry trips to the Asian side of the city, I loved the traditional tea and the stuffed eggplant, I loved the sunsets viewed from the famous Galata bridge.
Istanbul has got something magical about it and I think the magic comes from the mixture of the east and the west. Being spread between Asia and Europe, the city is both very traditional and very modern. There you can see women with their heads covered with scarves and women dressed in what is now in fashion in Western Europe. Traditional markets and huge, shinning shopping malls. Small kebab shops and international fast food restaurants.
I’ve brought lots of photos from Istanbul and today I am sharing just a few of them, hoping they will give you an idea of what Istanbul is like. But I will have many more. Stay tuned!